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Twilio Build To Empower Partners

July 05, 2018
By Paula Bernier - Executive Editor, TMC

Communication platforms from companies like Twilio (News - Alert) make it easier than every for developers to create unique communications solutions. But creating solutions is just part of the challenge. To succeed, developers also need to formulate winning go-to-market strategies. In an effort to help its partners with that, and to provide certification and training, the API pioneer has launched Twilio Build.

Ron Huddleston, chief partners officer at Twilio, said: “Twilio’s unique API-first cloud platform is tailor-made to support an ecosystem of partners that are differentiated by the innovations they deliver for their customers. With Twilio Build, we believe we are laying the foundation for a whole new partner ecosystem that will accelerate Twilio, our partners, and most importantly, our customers."

Twilio offers Registered and Gold partnership classifications. Through Twilio Build the company provides both groups with certification; co-selling, lead sharing, and reselling opportunities; early access to the company’s product roadmap, including the opportunity to be an early certified provider of Twilio’s contact center application platform, Flex; and the option to offer their solutions via its marketplace.

Forrester’s (News - Alert) Jay McBain recently commented about the importance of leveraging an outside perspective to ensure the viability of one’s applications, business model, organization, processes, and technology. And Twilio is doing that for its partners through Twilio Build, while its consulting company partners are doing that for their business customers through their own services and solutions.

To date, more than 2 million developers have used the Twilio platform to create unique communications solutions. Twilio’s APIs address authentication, messaging, and voice and video communications. They enable developers to build apps that can be used to communicate in a variety of ways and for a wide array of applications and use cases.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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